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Systems of Innovation

  • Soete, Luc

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    (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

  • Verspagen, Bart

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    (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

  • Weel, Bas ter

    ()

    (CPB and UNU-MERIT)

We review the literature on national innovation systems. We first focus on the emergence of the concept of innovation systems, reviewing its historical origins and three main flavours (associated to three "founding fathers" of the concept). After this, we discuss how the notion of innovation systems filled a need for providing a broader basis for innovation policy. We conclude with some perspectives on the future of the innovation systems literature.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 062.

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